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Wives and Daughters :  Penguin English Library - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Wives and Daughters

Penguin English Library

Paperback Published: 29th November 2012
ISBN: 9780141389462
Number Of Pages: 806

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With its lively depiction of a close-knit, gossiping community and its richly drawn female characters, Elizabeth Gaskell's last and finest novel is a warm, funny portrayal of human relationships.

When seventeen-year-old Molly Gibson's widowed father remarries, her life is thrown off course by her vain, manipulative stepmother and enlivened by a glamorous new stepsister, Cynthia. Molly soon finds herself a go-between in Cynthia's romantic affairs - but in doing so risks losing her reputation and the man she secretly loves.

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, née Stevenson (29 September 1810 - 12 November 1865), often referred to simply as Mrs Gaskell, was a British novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and as such are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature.

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ISBN: 9780141389462
ISBN-10: 014138946X
Series: The Penguin English Library
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 806
Published: 29th November 2012
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1

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